We are open Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm and weekends from 8am-6pm • Open Play Sunday-Friday 8am-5pm

ADULT PROGRAMS

The Art Factory is more than birthdays and kids classes, we have workshops for adults too!
Join us and explore your creative side. Try a new medium - you may even discover a new hobby.

You can also set up a private event, perfect for team building, corporate functions, girls night out, baby showers, bridal showers, bachelorette parties. We are happy to set up a private event at the Art Factory or we can bring the Art Factory to you! Give us a call to schedule.


ART METHODS FOR ADULTS
Mondays at 11am

Take a moment for yourself Monday mornings and try out a new medium! Classes are typically 1-1.5 hours long and cover various art topics
(not to be confused with our Sunday Adult Art Workshop Program which goes more indepth in each topic, while there may be some overlap, you are welcome to attend both to build on and better enhance your skills). Choose your favorite or join us for all of our upcoming classes!

Upcoming Class Topics:
February 26th Abstract Acrylic Ink Painting
March 4th Polymer Clay Succulents
March 11th Reflective Object Still Life Drawing
March 18 Abstract Geometric Impasto
March 25th Botanical Watercolor Impressions


ANIME DRAWING
Wednesdays at 6pm

A series of classes breaking down the art of anime by analyzing various elements from different shows, movies, and clips in order to apply them to the pieces we create. Each class will focus on different topics from character design to backgrounds featured in different anime. Through analyzing the anime we love, different drawing and art techniques and elements of design can be learned and further improved upon.

Upcoming Class Topics:
February 28th - Cohesive Character Duos in Anime
March 6th - What is Manpu in Anime?
March 13th - Anime influences in Western Cartoons
March 20th - Lineart in Princess Kaguya
March 27th - Drawing Anime Clothing Folds


ART JOURNALING
Fridays at 6pm

Learn how to begin an art journal with us! This is a relaxed atmosphere class where the sole purpose is creating. There will be all sorts of materials available for you to use in your journal including scrapbook materials, watercolors, markers, stickers, and more.

Art journaling is a visual diary – it allows for record keeping combined with creativity. It’s a place to record art, as well as memories and emotions. In an art journal, you will combine visual journaling and writing. You can use endless different styles and techniques and there aren’t any rules.


COOKIE DECORATING WORKSHOP
Monday, March 11th at 6pm

Join us for an evening of St. Patrick's Day cookie decorating! Each ticket includes 6 cookies to decorate and all decorating supplies. Learn basic flooding and decorating techniques to design one-of-a-kind cookies.

Cookies and icing made by That Much Sweeter, so you know they'll taste amazing! *Allergen Notice: cookies are made with almond flour.*

*All ages are welcome to participate, but children (ages 12 and under) must be accompanied by an adult for this workshop.
*Reservations required.*


HAND SEWING
Tuesdays at 6pm

Embark on a delightful journey into the world of hand sewing. This engaging session is tailor-made for those new to sewing, providing a perfect introduction to the craft.

Join us for an enriching experience that combines creativity, skill-building, and the joy of crafting something beautiful with your own hands. Unleash your inner sewing enthusiast and take home a unique mug rug that reflects your newfound skills and creative flair. No prior sewing experience is required – this class is designed just for you!

Use the links below to register online:

Feb. 27th - Plush Owls
March 12th - Button Tree
March 26th - Sweater Bunny


HENNA WORKSHOP FOR TEENS & ADULTS
Friday, March 8th at 6pm
 

Unlock the enchanting world of henna art in this captivating class designed for ages 12 and above! Join us for an hour and a half of artistic exploration as we delve into the fundamentals of using a henna cone.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will:
Discover Henna Basics: Get acquainted with the art of henna, exploring the use of cones and understanding the medium's unique properties.
Create Basic Henna Designs: Learn the art of drawing basic henna designs, from elegant swirls to intricate patterns. Unleash your creativity and personalize your designs!
Henna Tattoo Care Tips: Understand the essential steps for caring for your henna tattoo, ensuring longevity and vibrancy.

No prior experience is required – just bring your enthusiasm and a passion for creative expression! This class promises to be a delightful journey into the world of henna artistry, offering valuable skills and a newfound appreciation for this ancient and beautiful form of body art


INTRO TO FACEPAINTING
Thursday, March 21st at 6:30pm
 

Want to learn how to face paint? This class will be instructed by Ashley Pickin, who has been a professional face painter for over 18 years. She knows all the tips and tricks to creating fabulous designs.

Learn all the basics to get you started including the different types of face paint, one strokes/rainbow cakes, stencils, sponges, daubers and how to use all of these items. You will learn how to paint a cat, dog, butterfly, tiger, hearts and rainbows.

This class is for ages 13+

CREATIVE CANVAS - SPRING FLOWERS
Saturday, March 16th at 6pm

Creative Canvas provides a fun, friendly environment for you to flex your artistic muscles! We have classes for adults, children, families and couples.

Our instructor will guide you through the featured painting giving you time to enjoy your friends’ company, meet new people and have a good time. There is no right or wrong in this class – join us for an experience and amaze yourself with your creative abilities.

You don’t have to be Van Gogh or Picasso to enjoy this experience. Come out for a fun time and go home with an amazing piece of art painted by YOU.


Check out our calendar to find a painting or date you wish to attend and register online.

CREATIVE CANVAS

Creative Canvas provides a fun, friendly environment for you to flex your artistic muscles! We have classes for adults, children, families and couples.

Our instructor will guide you through the featured painting giving you time to enjoy your friends’ company, meet new people and have a good time. There is no right or wrong in this class – join us for an experience and amaze yourself with your creative abilities.

You don’t have to be Van Gogh or Picasso to enjoy this experience. Come out for a fun time and go home with an amazing piece of art painted by YOU.


VDSA CREATIVE CANVAS FOR TEENS & ADULTS
*SPECIAL NEEDS FRIENDLY*
Fridays, monthly at 12:30pm

Creative Canvas at the Art Factory exclusive adaptive painting class for individuals with disabilities and Virginia Down Syndrome Association. This class is opening to individuals with Down syndrome or other disabilities.

For homeschoolers ages 13 and all adults with Down syndrome or other disabilities welcome. Seasonal canvas painting for each class.

TEXTILE ARTS
5 weeks program, beginning March 15th at 10:30am

In this class series we will learn and apply textile art techniques, including batik, sun art, tie dye, gel plate transfer, and hand painted fabric.

ADULT ART WORKSHOPS
Sundays at 5pm

These classes are part of an ongoing art program for adults. Classes are typically 1.5-2 hours long and cover various art mediums. Choose your favorite topics or join us for all of our upcoming classes! Students explore their creativity while forming meaningful connections within their community. Our classes aim to improve the health and well-being of students through art.

Choose a topic that interest you and sign up per class. Save 10% when you register online for 2 or more classes.


ABSTRACT ACRYLIC INK PAINTING
February 25th at 5pm

Dive into the vibrant world of abstract expressionism, mastering the fluidity and depth of acrylic inks to create mesmerizing, personalized artworks.


POLYMER CLAY SUCCULENTS
March 3rd at 5pm

Discover the secrets of achieving realistic textures and vibrant colors that mimic nature's beauty. Whether you're interested in adorning your home with charming succulent decor or looking to make personalized gifts, this class provides the perfect opportunity to express your artistic flair.


REFLECTIVE OBJECT STILL LIFE DRAWING
March 10th at 5pm

Let’s learn advanced drawing techniques that bring reflective objects to life on paper. Discover the intricacies of observing and reproducing the way light interacts with different surfaces, creating realistic and stunning depictions.


ABSTRACT GEOMETRIC IMPASTO
March 17th at 5pm

Dive into the world of geometric abstract impasto. This hands-on workshop invites participants to explore impasto techniques, bringing geometric abstraction to life on canvas.


BOTANICAL WATERCOLOR IMPRESSIONS
March 24th at 5pm

Explore the delicate world of botanical watercolor impressions on paper. In this class, you'll learn the art of watercolor while capturing the essence and beauty of botanical flowers.


Check out our calendar to find an event you wish to attend and register online.

Wooden Sign Design

 

Our instructor will guide you through the process of creating your own custom wooden sign in this 2 ½ hour class. From sanding and staining to stenciling and painting, you will learn to work with natural wood grains, knots and textures. You will leave with a piece of art that is one of a kind.

Even if you have never lifted a paintbrush, not to mention woodworking tools, this class is for beginners or expert artisans alike. Our designer will make stencils that allow you to customize your sign with your family name, children’s names, monogram, or special dates in your life. You will also have the opportunity to choose paint colors and wood stain that best coordinate with your style and taste.


WOODEN DOOR HANGERS
Thursday, March 14th at 6:30pm

 

Join us to paint decor for your front door! Choose the door hanger of your choice - We have round signs as well as cutouts in seasonal shapes, holiday themed, and greetings. We will have all the paint colors and supplies to create your perfect door hanger during this event.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the adult classes like? Come with friends, or meet the person next to you. Our instructor will guide you step by step through creating your own unique works of art. Classes are laid back, no pressure. Music playing, we want you to relax and have a great time!  

Are children allowed to attend an adult class? Due to the level of difficulty or type of event, we offer many different sessions- teens only, adults only, just for kids and fun for the whole family! Those specified for adults are for 18+. Please check our calendar for age appropriate classes.

Do I need to sign up in advance? Yes! We do ask that you register online in advance (if you need help registering please give us a call!) This allows us to prepare materials for those classes that require custom stencils, and ensure we have enough supplies as well as staff to work the event. Classes that do not meet enough sign ups will unfortunately be canceled. Help us keep our calendar full of fun events by registering online and invite your friends!

What do I wear? We provide aprons, but we recommend wearing something you wouldn’t mind getting paint on. Remember - we are using acrylic paints so you may want to leave your nice items, shoes or purses at home! The Art Factory and Party Place cannot be responsible for any paint damage.

If I come with a friend or a group, can we all sit together? We encourage you to arrive 10 minutes early to select a seat. If you are coming with a group of 5 or more, let us know in advance and we will try to make arrangements.

Can I bring in an adult beverage? You are welcome to bring in a non-alcoholic beverage with you.

Can I tip the Instructor? Tips are greatly appreciated.

Can we host a private event? Yes! Please give us a call with a date or two already in mind. There is an 8 person minimum for private events.

Can I schedule a party at my location? Absolutely! We’d be happy to bring the Art Factory to you! Please give us a call with a date or two already in mind. Please keep in mind these classes can be messy and each guest will need a considerable amount of work space. A travel fee may apply. There is a 8-person minimum for private events.

What is your cancellation policy? Our classes are non-refundable. Cancellations made 72 hours prior to the class will be given a credit to reschedule for a future event.

Changes: Classes with customized items may request personalization changes up until 5 days prior to the event. At this point stencils will be made and there will be a $10 recut production fee.

Please Note: The Art Factory and Party Place reserves the right to cancel a painting session at any time due to class size, weather, sickness, etc. If we feel we need to cancel a workshop or event, every attempt will be made to notify those that have signed up for the session. If you paid online, you will be given the option of rescheduling your session or a refund will be made.